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My Mom's Pineapple Dessert

My Mom's Pineapple Dessert

There’s nothing fancy or complicated about Pineapple Dessert, but that’s part of the beauty of it! Juicy pineapple, fresh whipped cream, and sweet wafer cookies make up the majority of this light and refreshing treat. Give this retro dessert a try, and it’s sure to be a new family favorite!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 370 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 1 ~12oz box vanilla wafers
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 heaping cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 stick butter melted


  1. Crush the wafers into small pieces. I usually do this by placing the cookies in a ziplock bag, sealing it, then hitting it lightly with my rolling pin.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of the wafer pieces to use later, and put the remaining wafer pieces on the bottom of a baking dish. (My mom always used a 9×13” pan, but we thought we’d try out a slightly smaller pan this time. Any pan will do!)
  3. Next, beat together the sugar, beaten eggs, and melted butter until well mixed. Then pour the mixture over the top of the wafers in your baking pan.
  4. The next thing you’ll add is the crushed pineapple. (You want to make sure that the pineapple is drained thoroughly before adding it in, because a lot of extra moisture will make this dessert soggy.) Spread the crushed pineapple in an even layer.
  5. Whip your cream until it forms stiff peaks, then spread the whipped cream over the pineapple layer.
  6. Finally, sprinkle the reserved wafers over the top of the whipped cream layer.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Since the recipe includes uncooked eggs, be sure to use pasteurized eggs. Don’t use raw eggs. In the pasteurization process, eggs are heated in their shells to a precise temperature for the exact amount of time needed to kill any bacteria or viruses that might be lurking inside. Look for pasteurized eggs right next to the regular eggs in your grocery store. Another option would be egg substitutes.

Nutrition Facts
My Mom's Pineapple Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.